Fire Chief - City of Bothell, Washington

The City of Bothell, WA, population 44,000, is located in the Seattle metropolitan area, in King and Snohomish Counties, close to Mt. Rainier, Puget Sound, and the incomparable Olympic Peninsula. The Fire Chief oversees 57 full-time employees, all unionized, and coordinates fire services for two fire stations, plus a third station in partnership with a neighboring fire district, and EMS services through the renowned King County Medic One program. The Fire Chief reports directly to the City Manager and serves as a member of the city’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT). A rapidly growing community with a fast-developing downtown core, the City of Bothell seeks a strong, politically capable leader, who can both maintain close team relations with the City Manager, Police Chief, Public Works Director, and the ELT, and advocate effectively for the department and its firefighters. Bachelor’s Degree (Fire Administration or related), and seven years of management-level fire department experience, or equivalent, required. Salary range $130,548 to $165,984, with comprehensive benefits.

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